View Poll Results: Should Orcas be kept captive?

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  • Never, it's cruel and inhumane. I'm totally opposed!

    14 37.84%
  • It's okay for research

    2 5.41%
  • Yes, it's educational for children

    2 5.41%
  • It's a free market decision to be made by companies such as Sea World

    3 8.11%
  • Only if the Orca is injured and needs medical attention

    6 16.22%
  • No new Orcas should be captured, but current captives need not be set free

    6 16.22%
  • other

    4 10.81%
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Thread: Should Orcas (Killer Whales) be kept Captive?

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    Re: Should Orcas (Killer Whales) be kept Captive?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    I'm sure you all heard of the trainer killed by the Orca at Sea World in Florida.

    What do you think? Is it okay to capture and keep these animals captive to entertain people? They live over 60 years in the wild, but they do poorly in captivity, rarely making it to 20.

    I argue that no Orca should ever be captured again. Ever since I went to Sea World in 6th grade, I've always been opposed to keeping these huge, intelligent animals in small tanks. It's inhumane and cruel. I hated the Killer Whale show because it was cruel.
    The people that work with these animals know the risks. Orcas are dangerous and those who work with them should be aware of it.

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    Re: Should Orcas (Killer Whales) be kept Captive?

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    Not tricks, their particular habits. I'm not saying just flips and tailstands, I mean how they hunt, their behaviors, interactions, etc. etc.
    Oh.

    You mean we should feed Shamu more trainers when the audience is watching.

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    Re: Should Orcas (Killer Whales) be kept Captive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Oh.

    You mean we should feed Shamu more trainers when the audience is watching.
    You roll the dice you take your chances. Certain creatures natures can be dangerous for humans, much like Russian Roulette.
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    Re: Should Orcas (Killer Whales) be kept Captive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    So how can that be accomplish in an unnatural habitat??? The way whales do things and interract in captivity is completely different than in the wild.
    So you're saying we should ban zoos.

    Nice.

    Or...what's the expense of maintaining the breeding population of zebras, using natural grazing, to feed a pride of lions?

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    Re: Should Orcas (Killer Whales) be kept Captive?

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    You roll the dice you take your chances. Certain creatures natures can be dangerous for humans, much like Russian Roulette.
    I'm not the one calling for the end of the Shamu Show. Those trainers view their job as the best damn thing that ever happened to them. They know the risks, they know they're not in true control when they get in the water with those animals, and they're not going to give up on their chance to ride a whale tomorrow because of one cranky whale ate a co-worker a few days ago.

    So if they're willing to take the risk for the sake of the rush, who am I to tell them no? The whales are just animals, chattel property, to be done with as the owner wishes, no different than cows, except there's no market for Orca Cheese.

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    Re: Should Orcas (Killer Whales) be kept Captive?

    This sort of thing never happens in Japan
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    Re: Should Orcas (Killer Whales) be kept Captive?

    Orcas in captive? Sounds good.

    As long as we can keep people like Kanye West and Carrot Top in captivity too. I'd like to see those creatures in a zoo.

    Seriously, no, when you do this kind of thing, people get hurt or killed, then we say "oh this is so sad, blah blah blah."

    I don't like it.


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    Re: Should Orcas (Killer Whales) be kept Captive?

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    Re: Should Orcas (Killer Whales) be kept Captive?

    I believe with proper conditions animals can do fine in captivity. each has different condition that need to be met to ensure that the animal is comfortable and mentally fit. Theres certain animals that cannot be caged cause they'll just bash their heads into the cage until they die. These animals should be kept free obviously.

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    Re: Should Orcas (Killer Whales) be kept Captive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    So you're saying we should ban zoos.

    Nice.

    Or...what's the expense of maintaining the breeding population of zebras, using natural grazing, to feed a pride of lions?

    No, I'm not.

    As far as I know, the well funded zoos take great care of their animals, as well as create exhibits that fit the criteria of what they need to be happy and healthy. Orcas are very large and need a lot of space. Nothing close to what they do in natural settings is possible while captive. They are not an "animal" that can be happily "caged."
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